• Talking Horses: Heartache for Cox after filly returns from shock defeat
    Clive Cox has revealed that his classy filly came back with pulled muscles after only finishing third in the Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte on SundayClive Cox has revealed that Heartache came back with pulled muscles after suffering a shock first defeat of her career in the Prix Robert Papin
    via The Guardian on July 25, 2017 5:49 am
  • Saratoga Highlight Horse for Monday: A wet track suits Spanish Harlem
    Saratoga | Race 7 | Post Time 4:24 p.m. (ET) | Go to the TimeformUS PPs Blue Prize (#2) feels like the kind of runner that could be an underlay in this spot. This is a pretty confusing race with runners …
    via TimeformUS on July 24, 2017 12:07 pm
  • Northfield Park Picks & Analysis — Monday, July 24, 2017
    Free Picks & Analysis — Who Do Ya Like? Monday, July 24, 2017 Northfield Park (Harness Racing) Tonight, we’re taking it to Northfield Park in Ohio, where big cards and big fields are the name of the game. On this Monday night, we’ve got Michael Carter (@mcarte1) providing FREE picks & analysis
    via Danonymous Racing on July 24, 2017 10:12 am
  • Saratoga Picks & Analysis — Monday, July 24, 2017
    Free Picks & Analysis — Who Do Ya Like? Monday, July 24, 2017 Saratoga We’re heading out to the Spa on this Monday afternoon for a nine race program, highlighted by a pick 6 carryover of more than $500,000. Managing editor John Piassek (@theyreoff) is here to provide FREE picks & analysis
    via Danonymous Racing on July 24, 2017 10:07 am
  • Spot Plays July 25
    For Tuesday TRACK (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE Finger Lakes (2nd) Everydoghashisday, 7-2 (5th) Best Buddy, 7-2 Fort Erie (2nd) Malbec, 7-2 (7th) Bet On Jack, 7-2 Indiana Grand (4th) Far’s Chief, 6-1 (7th) Castiel’s Angel, 8-1 Louisiana Downs (4th) Smokealittlesmoke, 10-1 (8th) Ten Silver Pins, 7-2 Mountaineer (1st) Keepin It
    via Brisnet on July 24, 2017 10:00 am
  • Talking Horses: best Monday bets at Windsor, Beverley, Ayr and Cartmel
    Stormy Blues has the form to rise to the occasion at Windsor (8.15) while Regulator is the pick at Ayr (1.55)No one can complain about the quantity of runners at Monday’s four meetings, and at the two evening fixtures at Beverley and Windsor in particular, where the field sizes average
    via The Guardian on July 24, 2017 7:08 am
  • Bookie in plea to Gambling Commission over ‘matched-betting’ activity
    • Geoff Banks claims his website was flooded by falsified registrations• John Gosden will decide in midweek if Enable runs in the King GeorgeGeoff Banks, a prominent figure in bookmaking for the past 20 years, said on Monday that he has lodged a complaint with the Gambling Commission over the
    via The Guardian on July 24, 2017 7:03 am
  • DAILY SELECTIONS FOR SARATOGA RACE COURSE – MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017 // POST TIME – 1:00 P.M. EST
        - DAILY HANDICAPPING FOR JULY 24 -          RACE  1:          6 - YOUR SECRET'S SAFE  9-5                                                      
    via Krist Picks on July 23, 2017 6:00 pm
  • Saratoga Horses in Focus for Monday July 24th
    Race 3: Colorful Charades (#3) Survived a fast pace to win her debut sprinting last summer. Was totally overmatched in two Grade 1 routes at the end of last year. The Pace Projector is predicting she will be on the …
    via TimeformUS on July 23, 2017 4:00 pm
  • Spot Plays July 24
    For Monday TRACK (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE Delaware Park (7th) Barcraft, 8-1 (8th) Lil Dude Aa, 8-1 Finger Lakes (7th) Only the Silk, 8-1 (8th) Paterson Hill, 4-1 Louisiana Downs (4th) Bayou Blade, 9-2 (7th) War Anthem, 3-1 Mountaineer (5th) Gallery of Storms, 3-1 (9th) Zoiee’s Dream, 6-1 Parx Racing
    via Brisnet on July 23, 2017 2:21 pm
  • Post Race Analysis of Eddie Reed at Del Mar and Diana at Saratoga
    Lady Eli up to win The DianaWelcome friends to The Turk and The Little Turk Post Race Analysis. Handicapping for these two races was not complicated and in many ways very similar.  Both had what should have been overwhelming favorites taking on slightly lesser competition.  The Chalks went into the
    via The Turk on July 23, 2017 2:09 pm
  • Ajax Downs Selections July 23
    Racing returns at Ajax today with a seven race card. Today's card is highlighted by a trio of trials for the Ontario Sires Stakes Futurity. 21 juveniles have been entered and it's a difficult set of races as only one of those 21 starters have a race under their belt.
    via Four-Forty on July 23, 2017 12:22 pm
  • Karl Burke’s Unfortunately has luck on his side in Prix Robert Papin
    • Colt keeps Group Two at Maisons-Laffitte after stewards’ inquiry• Clive Cox’s Heartache, the warm favourite, finishes thirdEnglish-trained horses filled the first three places in the Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte on Sunday, though not in the order suggested by their starting odds. Heartache was a short-priced favourite to follow
    via The Guardian on July 23, 2017 12:07 pm
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    via California Pick 4 on July 23, 2017 11:15 am
  • Del Mar Picks — Sunday, July 24, 2017
    Free Picks & Analysis — Who Do Ya Like? Sunday, July 24, 2017 Del Mar We’re heading out to where the turf meets the surf on this Sunday afternoon, for a great day of action at Del Mar. Spencer Luginbuhl (@handi_capper) has his picks for all nine races on the card. Not
    via Danonymous Racing on July 23, 2017 7:32 am
  • Del Mar opinions for Sunday, July 23
    PREVIEW: Well that was quite a Saturday with the defeat of Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap. I think I stand in the camp that something had to be amiss with the $17 million-horse, but trainer Bob Baffert said the horse appeared to be fine late Saturday. The coming days
    via From the Winners’ Circle on July 23, 2017 1:27 am
  • Saratoga Picks & Analysis — Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Free Picks & Analysis — Who Do Ya Like? Sunday, July 23, 2017 Saratoga We had 11 fun races yesterday at Saratoga, so let’s run 11 more! Today’s card in upstate New York includes the Coaching Club American Oaks, featuring the brilliant three-year-old filly Abel Tasman. After the disappointment of
    via Danonymous Racing on July 22, 2017 10:39 pm
  • Arrogate Wins Del Mar Match Race
    Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate, the richest Thoroughbred in North American racing, was an easy winner in his match race over Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber's El Huerfano at Del Mar in San Diego on Saturday.      Winning the 1 1/16th mile contest in dominate fashion, Arrogate was 19 3/4 lengths
    via Four-Forty on July 22, 2017 9:55 pm
  • Saratoga July 23
    Race 1 5  Miss Mo Mentum 8  Sureis 10  Our Girl Abby Race 2 4  Top Fortitude 7  Scarf It Down 6  Monte Man Secondary (5, 8) Race 3 5  Uncle Mojo 2  Mr. Classical 3  Weather Wiz 1  Powerful Ally Race 4 9  Driven West 3  Main Road 10
    via Halvey on Horse Racing on July 22, 2017 9:24 pm
  • DAILY SELECTIONS FOR SARATOGA RACE COURSE – SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017 // POST TIME – 1:00 P.M. EST
        - DAILY HANDICAPPING FOR JULY 23 -          RACE  1:           5 - MISS MO MENTUM  9-2                                                      
    via Krist Picks on July 22, 2017 6:00 pm
  • Saratoga Horses in Focus for Sunday July 23rd
    Race 2: We Did (#8) Is getting some needed class relief. Encountered unfavorable pace scenarios in his two recent races at Parx. DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Bruce Levine is 9 for 47 (19 percent, $2.47 ROI) …
    via TimeformUS on July 22, 2017 3:42 pm
  • Spot Plays July 23
    For Sunday TRACK (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE Arlington (1st) Gotta Go Back, 6-1 (6th) Hey Pretty Boy, 7-2 Belterra Park (2nd) Realta Ean, 4-1 (8th) Ohio Student, 5-1 Canterbury (7th) Miss Oreo, 7-2 (10th) Jebias, 6-1 Del Mar (4th) Camino de Estrella, 10-1 (6th) Rafter One, 9-2 Ellis Park (4th)
    via Brisnet on July 22, 2017 3:38 pm
  • The Nomination Is In: The Grade 2 Eddie Reed at Del Mar
    Del MarWelcome Friends to The Turk and the Little Turk. It took me less than 24 hours to be a liar in this blog.  I said I wasn't playing Del Mar this summer, I couldn't resist dipping my toe in the surf with the Grade 2 Eddie Reed, 9 panels
    via The Turk on July 22, 2017 2:25 pm
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    via California Pick 4 on July 22, 2017 11:28 am
  • The Turk at 600 Posts: 21 September 2008- Present; A Study in Persistence
    Dear friends, family and readers, Welcome to the Turk and the Little Turk, where today I am celebrating the 600th blog posting, dating back to 21 September 2008. It was a different time when this blog began.Twitter and Facebook were still just starting to take hold, and whole communities of
    via The Turk on July 22, 2017 11:25 am
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